SpaceX Falcon 9 ReentryJanuary 20, 2017 – 05:44 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Reentry

Space transport services company SpaceX has taken and shared a number of videos of its rockets as they are being launched into space. Now, the company decided to take footage of one of its Falcon 9 rockets from a different perspective. They capture video of the rocket as it fell back to Earth. The team behind the video used a GoPro camera strapping the device to the Falcon 9 rocket s metal fairing to take video as that part of the rocket re-entered…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket explodes Mid AirJanuary 18, 2017 – 05:39 pm

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket explodes Mid Air

Once again, SpaceX has audaciously attempted to land a rocket in the middle of the ocean, and once again, something went horribly wrong. Unlike the first two tries earlier this year, this one didn’t make it to the ground, not even close. Rather, the rocket exploded quite spectacularly in mid-air, 2 minutes and 19 seconds after liftoff. Following 18 successful missions, this is the first Falcon 9 to have failed on its ascent. Elon Musk and SpaceX delivered…

SpaceX Launch abort Test YouTubeJanuary 17, 2017 – 05:36 pm

SpaceX Launch abort Test YouTube

If you were still hitting snooze when SpaceX launched its Dragon capsule this morning, fret not: you can relive the action now. Elon Musk & Co. successfully launched the unmanned spacecraft at Cape Canaveral, Florida around 9AM ET and it splashed down in the Atlantic in under two minutes. The main goal for today s flight was to get a feel for how the vehicle would respond if it (and the crew) needed to separate from the eight SuperDraco engines…

YouTube SpaceX crs-3January 14, 2017 – 05:24 pm

YouTube SpaceX crs-3

SpaceX has successfully launched its CRS-3 Mission, the second attempt to send the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station and further demonstrate the effectiveness of its reusable technology. The launch - scratched earlier in the week - will take a number of specialist devices and equipment to the ISS, including a new laser communication array, and high-resolution cameras which will give viewers new glimpse of Earth…

Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 LaunchJanuary 9, 2017 – 04:38 pm

Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

Photo credit: Screenshot of YouTube video. Just one month ago, the private spaceflight company SpaceX attempted an audacious experiment: landing a rocket on an automated barge floating in the Atlantic Ocean. Although it didn’t quite go to plan and the rocket ended up exploding after hitting the barge at an angle, SpaceX was tantalizingly close to a successful landing and is determined to prove that it can be done. Now, the company is already getting…

SpaceX Falcon Launch LiveJanuary 1, 2017 – 04:22 pm

SpaceX Falcon Launch Live

SpaceX s Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are seen in the horizontal position ahead of a planned Jan. 10, 2015 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Credit: SpaceX Mother Nature appears to be cooperating for the planned launch Saturday (Jan. 10) of SpaceX s next robotic cargo mission to the International Space Station, a liftoff that will also include a potentially epic demonstration of reusable rocket technology. Weather forecasters…

SpaceX Falcon Heavy First Launch dateDecember 28, 2016 – 04:08 pm

SpaceX Falcon Heavy First Launch date

SpaceX is continuing to modify Kennedy Space Center s Launch Complex 39A for use with the company s Falcon Heavy rocket. Photo Credit: Bill Jelen / SpaceFlight Insider KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla – In April 2014, Space Exploration Technologies ( SpaceX ) signed a with NASA for the use of its historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) located at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. SpaceX president and chief operating officer (COO), Gwynne Shotwell, was…